AST 1 Your First Step to Accessing the Backcountry The AST 1 – Avalanche Skills Training course is the long-established standard in introductory avalanche education. This course is designed to bring resort skiers into the backcountry with the foundational skills to understand avalanche formations and proper backcountry travel.  Also, this course will give students the…

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AST Level 1 Whistler is two full days of introductory Avalanche Skills Training. You may be taking your first steps outside the resort’s boundaries. You may be an experienced mountain rider seeking a more solid foundation. Whatever your current level, this course will teach you everything you need to know – so you can enjoy the backcountry safely and self-assured.

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Above the Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish BC is a perfect quick alpine summit – The Sky pilot Mountain. Here is a quick edit to show what this climb is like. Filmed during an intro mountaineering course June 2015

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Another classic day of Squamish multi pitch climbing! The summer of rock guiding keeps us plenty busy with many laps of the Chief, courses and trips in and around Squamish. How ever it always a treat to step the the technical level up and guide some of the harder multi pitch climbs!!

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Summited Mt Garibaldi NE Ridge yesterday via the North East Ridge with two clients. What a beautiful perfect summit day! No wind, warm temps and BLUE SKY! Was a pleasure to climb the mountain with long time Squamish residents Maren and Espen Bruun, of Paws in Hand. They didn’t stop smiling all day! The access…

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It’s been a great week for rock climbing in Sqaumish! Sunny skies and fresh temps have dried out single and multipitch climbs from Murrin to the Bluffs. Spring is in the air so come on down and get some!

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Skiing in the Tantalus Range If you are lucky enough to nail the weather the skiing in the Tantalus is amazing! Imagine a mini Alaska within minutes of town.  Big alpine faces, spines, couloirs and ripping glacier make this the place to be. We offer either day trips into the area via helicopter or overnight trips…

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Tantalus is an incredible coastal mountain range alive with rumbling glaciers and stunning alpine mountains all within an hour drive from Vancouver. The well-kept secret of the Tantalus is found in Tantalus Provincial Park just north of Squamish town site.

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Squamish Multi-Pitch climbing is the best Canada has to offer! Angels’ Crest, Diedre, The Grand Wall, Squamish Buttress, Freeway, all 50 multi-pitch classics! If you’ve wanted to try any of these five star routes but haven’t had the chance, join us for a truly memorable climb! Altus Mountain Guides can take you on a memorable climb in Squamish. Squamish rock climbing is world class. Let the Guides at Altus Mountain Guides take you on a guided rock climbing trip in Squamish. Rock Guides at Altus Mountain Guides are all ACMG certified rock guides or full certified ACMG Alpine/Mountain Guides. With your personal experienced rock guide you are guarantied to have a rock climbing experience to remember. Your Rock guide will show you some of the many hidden and classic climbs that otherwise are unknown rock routes hidden in the forest. All Rock Guides working in Squamish for Altus Mountain Guides are experts at guiding rock climbing. Let us take you out on one of the many multi-pitch rock climbs Squamish has to offer!

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